You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant.

— Benjamin Franklin Fairless (1950)

— Benjamin Franklin Fairless (1950)

The Talk of the Town Reflections on the art of teaching
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"In addition to time, craft also demands a conscience — a sense that it matters how well things are done, made, written, or spoken. ​"

Jim Burke on teaching English (2010)